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Accident claims 4 lives on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

An accident scene along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
An accident scene along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

About four persons have died while eight others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an accident involving an articulated vehicle and a Mazda bus at Foursquare in Ogunmakin axis on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

It should be known that Ogunmakin is located in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun.

Mr Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Sunday, said that the accident occurred at 8:45 pm on Saturday.

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Umar explained that the accident was caused by excessive speed and loss of control by the bus driver who rammed into a stationed truck.

The sector commander explained that the crash involved a CNHTC vehicle marked XA 802 KKM and a Mazda bus with the registration number SHK 684 XA.

He added that 13 people were involved in the accident which comprised 12 men and a woman, saying that eight people got injured, all men; while four persons died comprising three men and one woman.

Umar noted that the injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere while the corpses were deposited at the FOS morgue, Ipara.

The sector commander described the crash as an avoidable act if caution had been taken, using common sense especially as it was raining.

He urged motorists to always obey traffic rules and regulations, especially on speed violations.

Umar further commiserated with the family of the victims and also enjoined them to contact the FRSC command in the Ogunmakin area of the state for details of the crash and reclaim the properties of the victims recovered from the scene. (NAN)

 

 

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